Hot Air Balloon Day After Shoot: Michelle + John

hot air balloon day after

Michelle + John had a travel inspired wedding and wanted to incorporate that same theme into their styled Day After shoot. What’s a Day After shoot? These are perfect for couples who didn’t have a chance to get lots of portraits on the wedding day – or maybe you weren’t happy with the portraits on your wedding day. Then this is a chance to work with another photographer and get some great photos in your wedding attire that you love!

Michelle + John promised to live a life of adventure together and have been all over the world. From Germany to South America and back again. They love to do missionary work and work closely with an orphanage in Haiti. This February, John traveled to Africa where he taught an orphanage how to build and maintain a hydroponic garden/pond where the two ecosystems can rely on each other for nutrients and produce fresh vegetables + fish. I’m totally loving the gorgeous photos captured by Leah Marie Photography – especially the ones in the hot air ballon! Congrats you two!!

hot air balloon day after

hot air balloon day after

travel photos

hot air balloon day after

hot air balloon day after

purple bouquet

hot air balloon day after


From Leah: For this shoot, the hardest part was that hot air balloons in Temecula, California will only take off at sunrise. The shoot was on December 9th and it was freezing cold! We had Renewd Furniture set up a travel inspired scene with lots of maps, globes, vintage suitcases and old cameras to compliment the area next to the hot air balloon.

hot air balloon day after

hot air balloon day after

hot air balloon day after

hot air balloon day after

hot air balloon day after

hot air balloon day after

From Michelle: My favorite part about our shoot was when we got to go up in the hot air balloon. It was so much fun but I remember getting sick to my stomach because every time the driver would pull on the fire, I kept going from freezing cold to hot!! Not a good combination!

hot air balloon day after

hot air balloon day after

Congrats again to Michelle + John! This shoot looks so fun and made for some great photos!

photography: Leah Marie Photography // event designer: Renewd Furniture // florals: Soiree Design and Events // makeup: Riley Brianne – Makeup & Hair Design // hot air balloon: A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure // dress: Pronovias // shoes: Urban Outfitters


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  1. I love this photo shoot! It provides some great ideas for some unique wedding shots to remember.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! So whimsical, fun, and flirty. And I love the sunset glow!

  3. Holy amazing… I seriously love this! I adore hot air balloons and this shoot is no exception! Gorgeous!

  4. this!!!!! ohmygosh! this is absolutely breath taking! i am so in love!!!!!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! We love seeing fun creative shoots…keep up the great work :)

  6. WOW! :) This Day After shoot is sooo perfect that I think that they made just the right decision for doing that! It’s very lovely!

  7. I love this photo shoot. Aww, so romantic, uniquely beautiful, it’s definitely one of a kind. I wish I could have my pre-nup shoot like this. I love the air balloon theme, the ambiance is so relaxing, yet the air balloon gives the whole shoot an exhilarating effect. I love the bride’s bouquet, a mix of various flowers all meshed into one lovely piece. Absolutely charming!

  8. Absolutely in LOVE with this! Beautiful, fun, different, great photos!

  9. I LOVE this!!!! Such a wonderful quirky shoot and soooo romantic!

    Much love to the lovely couple!

    Jessica – Soirée de Luxe xx

  10. I LOVE her teal ballet flats! So pretty!

  11. Great shoot! Love the fun travel elements and that hot air balloon is wonderful.

  12. Great photos! So romantic, really love these wedding photos, many creative shoots.Not a good combination!

  13. It is really a romantic thing to have a fly with a hot-air balloon!

  14. Beautiful styling in this day-after shoot. Love it!

  15. Incredible day after shoot! Love how they incorporated the hot air balloon into their shoot!


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